The penultimate day of the Old Salem Farm Fall Series Week II included hunter, equitation and jumper action across the venue. Jumpers competed on the turf of the Grand Prix Field for the $1,000 1.30m Open Jumper Stake and Kristy Herrera took a double victory, taking home the blue ribbon aboard Clarina and the red with Daliante M. On the opposite end of the property, a combined Junior Hunter division took place.
Kristy Herrera on Clarina. Photo by SEL Photography.
In the $1,000 1.30m Open Jumper Stake, 13 horse-and-rider combinations contested Kevin Giblin’s track with three producing clear rounds within the time allowed. Herrera of Wellington, Florida, put forward the winning effort aboard Caroline Ellis’ Holsteiner mare, Clarina (Clarimo x Ustharia). She and the 9-year-old crossed the timers in an efficient time of 71.649 seconds.
“Clarina is really an awesome horse,” Herrera said. “She’s a fast little rocketship and I was just trying to work on having a nice and confident round.”
One of the perks that Herrera enjoys about Old Salem Farm is the opportunity for all different levels of jumpers to compete on the grass of the Grand Prix Field.
“The course felt great and the field is in wonderful shape right now so the horses felt super jumping around,” she said.
Herrera clocked in just under her own winning time to also score the runner-up position with another horse owned by Ellis, Daliante M, a 12-year-old Warmblood mare by Zurich W.
“Daliante is more of a schoolmaster than Clarina,” Herrera said. “She has been doing this job for a while so she just marches in there and does what she does best.”
Rileigh Tibbott (USA) and her own 13-year-old KWPN gelding Charley (Numero Uno x Wendy-Gea) rounded out the top three.
The final day of Week II at Old Salem Farm Fall Series will kick off tomorrow, September 19. On the Grand Prix Field, jumper riders will take a shot at the $10,000 Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic.
Final Results – $1,000 1.30m Open Jumper Stake
1 CLARINA: 2011 Holsteiner mare by Clarimo x Ustharia
KRISTY HERRERA (USA), Caroline Ellis: 0/71.649
2 DALIANTE M: 2008 Warmblood mare by Zurich W
KRISTY HERRERA (USA), Caroline Ellis: 0/72.798
3 CHARLEY: 2007 KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Wendy-Gea
RILEIGH TIBBOTT (USA), Rileigh Tibbott: 0/73.521
4 ZE CARIOCA: 2011 Cheval de Selle Luxembourgeois gelding by Canturo x Pandora E.g.p.
RODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), Nelson Pessoa: 2/77.266
5 GANGSTERLINUS: 2011 KWPN gelding by Sheraton x Caberlina
JACQUELINE VAN METER (USA), Beyaert Farm Inc. : 2/77.376
6 PEGASUS: 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Periaveux x Camilla PJ
KERI SMITH (USA), Keri Smith: 4/69.200
7 GK CALIFORNIA: 2010 Hanoverian gelding by Cosido x Ilona IV
LAUREN FISCHER (USA), Lauren Fischer: 4/69.888
8 KILLER QUEEN: 2012 Oldenburg mare by Chacco Lover x Caroulonia
RODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), Artemis Equestrian Farm LLC: 5/80.357